Programmers with network engineering skills

Rodrick Brown rodrick.brown at
Tue Feb 28 13:41:16 UTC 2012

The smaller more elite hedge funds  are - Getco LLC, Knight Capital, SAC Capital Advisors, Jump Trading, Wolverine Trading, Chicago Trading, Citadel, Sun Trading

A list of larger firms are here -

The core skill sets most look for is core Linux, C/C++, multicast, multithreading, IPC, and low level kernel drivers. FPGA and CUDA is also becoming more relevant.

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On Feb 28, 2012, at 8:23 AM, "Brandt, Ralph" <ralph.brandt at> wrote:

> Rodrick, give me the name of one of those firms.  :)
> Ralph Brandt
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rodrick Brown [mailto:rodrick.brown at] 
> Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 6:13 PM
> To: A. Pishdadi
> Subject: Re: Programmers with network engineering skills
> On Feb 26, 2012, at 8:27 PM, "A. Pishdadi" <apishdadi at> wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> i have been looking for quite some time now a descent coder (c,php)
> who has
>> a descent amount of system admin / netadmin experience. Doesn't
> necessarily
>> need to be an expert at network engineering but being acclimated in
>> understanding the basic fundamentals of networking. Understanding
> basic
>> routing concepts, how to diagnose using tcpdump / pcap, understanding
>> subnetting and how bgp works (not necessarily setting up bgp). I've
> posted
>> job listings on the likes of dice and monster and have not found any
> good
>> canidates, most of them ASP / Java guys.
>> If anyone can point me to a site they might recommend for job postings
> or
>> know of any consulting firms that might provide these services that
> would
>> be greatly appreciated.
> Good Luck guys like these are being scooped up by large financial firms
> and hedgefunds and they don't come cheap  ~$250k easy! 

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